For the Degree of Bachelor of Sciences in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics


Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 63-65 hours including a minimum of 30 hours of economics courses excluding ECON 199, ECON 220, ECON 398, and ECON 399.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: A student must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 overall and 3.50 in economics; complete a research project (e.g., ECON 399); and be recommended by the faculty research advisor.

Economics Courses including:30
ECON 102Microeconomic Principles3
ECON 103Macroeconomic Principles3
ECON 198Economics at Illinois1
ECON 202Economic Statistics I3
ECON 203Economic Statistics II3
ECON 302Inter Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 303Inter Macroeconomic Theory3
11 additional hours of economics at the 300- or 400-level 111
12 hours of economics at the 400-level chosen from a set of courses on econometrics, quantitative economics, computational economics, and mathematical economics.12
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Courses including:15-16
MATH 220Calculus5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
STAT 385Statistics Programming Methods3
CS 105Intro Computing: Non-Tech (or CS 101 or CS 125)3
Supporting course work6
Six hours of courses outside of economics but related to econometrics, quantitative economics, computational economics, or mathematical economics. This would include additional courses in mathematics, statistics, or computer science.
Total Hours63-65